ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.8/5 

Based on 3457 reviews

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11 Dec 2018

Helpful , polite and knowledgeable staff

Excellent & cheerful service.

11 Dec 2018

Kelly was very helpful and friendly, answering all my questions well.

Very helpful,patient and well infotmed

11 Dec 2018

Five stars

Only a short wait on the phone. Booking dealt with very quicklly

10 Dec 2018

Only a short wait on the phone. Booking dealt with very quickly and professionally. All questions answered satisfactory.

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10 Dec 2018

they were very helpful and efficient gave clear information, answered questions accurately and clearly and i felt did the best they could for me

Excellent service. Well done John.

10 Dec 2018

I spoke with John who was very helpful and friendly. He was able to answer all my questions. I could’t fault him.

Excellent service

10 Dec 2018

Helped me choose the right cruise for me and were very helpful.

Enchanting Danube - Budapest to Passau

Cruise Code: 1314843

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Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller. Air price shown is based on departing from London

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Your ROL Cruise package

What's included

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals on board
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of five equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travellers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations. Our locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna. A veritable showcase of the best of Central Europe, this new journey is one any culturally curious world traveller will love, featuring old-world capitals and charming towns and villages. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Our award-winning family programme for young travellers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning

Your Itinerary

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  • S.S. Maria Theresa

    Your Ship

    S.S. Maria Theresa

    Uniworld River Cruises

    Uniworld River Cruises
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    20 Oct 2019

    Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ultra-luxurious S.S. Maria Theresa for your seven night river cruise

    Destination guide
  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 2

    Budapest, Hungary

    21 Oct 2019

    Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of tours – see it on four wheels, two wheels or your own two feet

    ★ Featured Excursion ★ 

    Enjoy a Budapest city panoramic highlights & Opera tour OR High street shopping OR enjoy a ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Budapest walking tour

    Destination guide
  • Cruising the Danube River – Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria

    Day 3

    Cruising the Danube River – Bratislava, Slovakia – Vienna, Austria

    22 Oct 2019

    Relax on board, enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck as you cruise the Danube river. The ship stops in Bratislava for those who wish to visit the capital of Slovakia. Learn about Bratislava’s past from a local expert, check out street art and sample some Slovakia treats

    ★ Featured Excursions ★ 

    Bratislava walking discovery tour

    ★ Exclusive excursion ★

    Enjoy a Mozart and Strauss evening concert at a Viennese Palace

    Destination guide
  • Vienna, Austria

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    23 Oct 2019

    Experience the City of Waltzes today, plus, enjoy VIP access to an extraordinary collection of art at Vienna’s Art History Museum. An exclusive viewing in complete privacy before it opens to the public, reserved solely for Uniworld guests

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Vienna city tour OR “Do as the Locals Do” Vienna walking tour

    ★ Exclusive excursion ★

    “Morning with the Masters” at the Vienna Art History Museum

    Destination guide
  • Dürnstein – Cruising the Wachau Valley – Melk, Austria

    Day 5

    Dürnstein – Cruising the Wachau Valley – Melk, Austria

    24 Oct 2019

    Browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle in Dürnstein. Enjoy a tasting at Austria’s oldest winery or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Melk Abbey with library visit AND choice of Dürnstein “Village Day” with exclusive Nikolaihof wine estate visit and tasting OR Saffron workshop with Dürnstein village stroll

    Destination guide
  • Salzburg/Linz, Austria

    Day 6

    Salzburg/Linz, Austria

    25 Oct 2019

    Enjoy Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg, nestled in a glorious alpine setting or visit Linz, best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert, or go behind-the-scenes at the Linz opera house and taste cider at an apple and pear orchard

    ★ Featured Excursion ★

    Full-day Salzburg tour OR Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 7

    Passau, Germany

    26 Oct 2019

    Three rivers meet here, and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Discover Europe’s largest pipe organ or enjoy an invigorating riverside hike or bike ride. This evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception & Dinner

    ★ Featured Excursions ★

    Passau walking discovery tour with St. Stephan’s organ concert OR guided “Let’s Go” bicycle ride along the Inn River OR guided “Let’s Go” hike along the Ilz River

    Destination guide
  • Passau, Germany

    Day 8

    Passau, Germany

    27 Oct 2019

    Disembark and transfer to the airport in Munich, Germany for your return flight to London

    (regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

    Destination guide

The Ship

Crowned “Best New River Ship” by Cruise Critic editors in 2015, the S.S. Maria Theresa is an unforgettable craft simply glittering with regal opulence. With her unparalleled grandeur, historic elegance and imperial charm, the S.S. Maria Theresa oozes true decadence – while painstaking attention to detail ensures that absolutely every modern convenience is catered for. A truly majestic experience.

S.S. Maria Theresa

Launched: January 2015 | Occupancy: 153 passengers

Length: 443 ft (135.03 m)

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